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Heart Disease

Heart disease is any disorder that affects the heart's ability to function normally. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease, a narrowing of or blockage in the coronary arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle. Some heart diseases are congenital and present at birth.

Other causes include abnormal heart rhythm, abnormal heart valve function, high blood pressure or weakening of the heart's pumping ability, often caused by infection or toxins (cardiomyopathy).

Various forms of heart disease include:

  • Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
  • Aortic regurgitation
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Acute mitral regurgitation
  • Chronic mitral regurgitation
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Peripartum cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary stenosis
  • Stable angina
  • Unstable angina
  • Tricuspid regurgitation

Texas Health is committed to providing quality care to heart and vascular patients throughout North Texas and beyond. While various technologies and services are discussed here, not all of our hospitals offer every treatment and diagnostic technology highlighted. Call 1-877-THR-WELL to learn more about heart and vascular services at a Texas Health hospital near you.